Montgomery Whitewater is the new outdoor recreation and entertainment complex underway along the banks of the Alabama River near downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The 120-acre complex, situated at the intersection of at the intersection of I-65 and I-85 interchange, features a state-of the-art, manmade whitewater center and a unique mix of outdoor activities, entertainment, special events, and retail amenities designed for all ages and abilities to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. It will bring a new energy to Montgomery and serve as a signature adventure destination for the region.
The centerpiece of the venue, a massive dual-channel whitewater course, is an artificial river system that creates Class II-IV whitewater and delivers a fun, safe rafting or paddling experience for guests who have never experienced whitewater to seasoned paddlers and competitors. The course includes a 1,900-ft. recreation channel for a mellower whitewater experience, and a 1,600-ft. competition-level channel offering more excitement and even Olympic-level action. Montgomery Whitewater will offer a wide range of professionally guided and self-guided whitewater experiences, from rafting and kayaking to standup paddleboarding.
The world-class destination will provide a variety of complementary activities centered around active outdoor sports, including a climbing tower, bouldering wall, zip lines, a high ropes course, 5k of hiking and biking trails, and an enhanced connection to the Alabama River. The modern, open-air complex will feature a “river-side” restaurant, retail shopping, an outdoor amphitheater, and areas to hang out and watch the action. The project’s design and programming will cultivate its role as a gathering place for community events, races and competitions, live music, meetings and conferences, as well as outdoor training and team building for military, public safety officials, and first responders.
Montgomery Whitewater’s design and development are led by Southern Whitewater Development Group (SWDG), whose principles are credited with developing the most successful whitewater projects in the world. When complete it will be one of only three standalone recirculating whitewater parks of its scale and caliber in the U.S.